Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Mosaic Vocabulary

Mosaic By Lisa Arnold

Mosaic Vocabulary


Many small pieces to make a big picture.


A piece used in a mosaic. Tessera can be any kind of mosaic material; ceramic, stone, pebbles, glass or some other substance.


The plural of "tessera", a name given to piece used in a mosaic.

Positive Space

The inside of a shape or form. Anything that takes up space.

Negative Space

The empty space between and surrounding shapes and forms.


A person who creates a mosaic

Tip: Other mosaic terms, processes, and projects can be found at: